Ruger Introduces the SR9c Compact Pistol

Ruger Introduces the SR9c Compact Pistol

Ruger's SR9c Compact Pistol
Ruger's SR9c Compact Pistol


Southport, CT –-( Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is proud to announce the Ruger® SR9c compact pistol, the first extension in the SR9 striker-fired pistol family.

The SR9 is one of the slimmest and most ergonomic 9mm pistols on the market today, and the compact model offers an even smaller, more concealable option, ideal for discreet carry.

“The SR9c compact pistol is a welcome addition to the SR9 line, giving customers a very comfortable carry option in this reliable, 9mm platform,” said Mike Fifer, President & CEO. “Incorporating the best features the full-sized SR9 has to offer, the SR9c gives Ruger a strong entry into the compact 9mm field. It feels great in your hand and it’s a lot of fun to shoot.”

The SR9c compact pistol weighs in at 24 oz. and features an overall length of 6.875”, a height of 5.00”, and the same slim 1.27” grip width as the full-sized SR9. It comes with two magazines that provide options in both capacity and grip size. The standard magazine holds 10 rounds and features a flat bottom butt plate; a finger grip extension floor plate is also included. The second magazine features a grip adapter and holds 17 rounds, instantly transforming the smaller, compact grip into a full-sized 9mm grip. The 3.50” barreled pistol features an integral accessory rail that accommodates most lights and lasers.

The SR9c compact pistol utilizes the same adjustable, high-visibility 3-Dot sight system as its full-sized predecessor, setting it apart from many compact pistols that rely on fixed sights. New serrations are located on the front portion of the slide, making it easier to both manipulate the slide and to press check the chamber. The SR9c is available with a glass-filled nylon frame and through-hardened slide in either a brushed stainless or blackened finish. State compliant variations are available where necessary and ship with two 10-round magazines.

Just like the original, full-sized SR9, the SR9c is loaded with modern safety features like a 1911-style ambidextrous manual safety, internal trigger bar interlock and striker blocker, trigger safety, magazine disconnect, plus a visual and tactile loaded chamber indicator.

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About Sturm Ruger:
Sturm, Ruger was founded in 1949 and is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting market. Sturm, Ruger is headquartered in Southport, CT, with manufacturing facilities located in Newport, NH and Prescott, AZ.

  • 4 thoughts on “Ruger Introduces the SR9c Compact Pistol

    1. I’ve owned many of pistols in my day and still do but I’ve had this SR9C for almost 2 years. It has worked flawless. I’ve never had a misfire, it’s the most accurate pistol I’ve ever owned partly because of the AMAZING trigger on the pistol. It’s by far the best recessed trigger I’ve used and I plan to keep this as my personal carry for many years to come. Very comfortable for everyday carry and I don’t have a single complaint about it. Love the option for a full size grip even though I carry with the 10 round mag. I still use the full size or target practice regularly. Been thinking about buying the new Ruger American Pistol Compact they just released. Very anxious to shoot it and try it out.

      1. My SR9c fits the niche between my LCP in a pocket holster for summer carry, and a Colt 1911 or Glock 21 during the heavy winter clothing months. I try to live by “carry the largest caliber pistol you can effectively conceal, depending on the situation.” The SR9c fits in my VooDoo Tactical fanny pack, Remora IWB holster, or a passive retention leather belt holster. I carry either the 10 round with the fingertip base plate for the belt holster or appendix carry, and the 17 round in the fanny pack or IWB small of the back. In the truck, it sits in the Remora holster securely between my seat and the console. Carjackers….BEWARE!

    2. I just want to say this pistol out of the box is the best I have own.Shooting concealment and comfort of conceal carry is great it’s close to if not even with my ruger 1911.

    3. After a couple of hundred rounds through my new SR9c, I can state with conviction the following….

      1) The gun finally helps close the compromise gap between pistols extolled as ‘concealable weapons’, and those guns that really are; but must of necessity compromise on size, number of rounds, and so forth.

      2) The gun shoots smoothly, much more so than other Ruger nines I’ve owned in the past. By that I mean there is less rattle and roll, less violent noise in the recoiling slide.

      3) The gun comes with sufficient magazines to allow you to carry 28 rounds (with one in battery) with relative ease, both a ten round and 17 round mag. Extensions provided for both mags allow me to insure a complete and comfortable four finger grip on the gun.

      4) However, the 17 round mag has sharp corners on the rear of the bottom floor plate, edges that dig into your hand painfully….to fix that, I used a stationary belt sander, and with a fine grit sanding belt removed the protruding corners, causing the mag floor plate to more carefully follow the contours of the magazine, and to remove the pain. A light polishing with fine steel wool made the sanding efforts disappear as far as appearance is concerned.

      5) And, the adjustable back strap is a real advantage, with perhaps a subtle but marked difference in feel. I’ve used mine both ways, and prefer the raised backstrap position.

      Overall, one heck of a gun, and since it doesn’t seem to weigh more, nor to feel bigger in hand than my Taurus model 605 five shot .357 magnum, I will retire the wheel gun to home defense, and use the Ruger hereafter as a concealed and open carry weapon.

      Julabee Jones

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